OBITUARY: Betty Jean Harris Lott

OBITUARY: Betty Jean Harris Lott

Betty Jean Harris Lott of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on November 21, 2018.

She was born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, on July 18, 1926 to Anna Farris Harris Lehning (Joe) and Russell Harris.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Walter Phillips (Buddy) Lott; her parents; her brother, Russell Harris; and survived by her sister, Joann Mann (Ray); Children; Betty Ruthanna Straton (Eric), Cynthia Marie Lott Morris (Randy). In addition, she is survived by 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Betty graduated from West High School in Nashville. Betty and Buddy were members of Forest Hills Baptist Church for many, years. Betty started working for the Castner Knott department store in 1958, she stayed with the company through many transitions and retired with Macy’s after 55 ½ years.

She would work a full day in heels and then come home and make birthday cakes for people. We all said she had the strength of a Navy Seal with her work ethic and all that she did outside of work, but unlike Navy Seals she did it in heels! Betty will be fondly remembered for her scrumptious cakes and how she made everyone that she met feel special. The world has lost a very special person. Thankfully, her spirit of love and kindness lives inside all of us that were privileged to know her and were lucky enough to be loved by her.

Visitation will be held at Forest Hills Baptist Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Celebration of life services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, with visitation at 12:30 p.m. and services starting at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 2101 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


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